Un-Posed @ Foto-Gen Gallery

Varanasi (India)

Varanasi (India)

Street photography is based on capturing unusual events, symbols or anecdotes hidden in everyday situations happening in public places. Street photographers observe, notice and capture things, that others are unable to see. They do not arrange their pictures, they save everyday life as it is.

Un-Posed, founded by Damian Chrobak in 2011, is one of the most recognised Polish street photography collectives. Its primary aim is to develop creativity and visual consciousness in public space and promote the achievements of Polish street photographers. Unposed also is the title of its next exhibition soon to be open in Wroclaw’s FOTO-GEN Gallery.

© Adrian Wykrota | Un-Posed

The Unposed exhibition focuses on a human being seen in different situations and photographed in different places around the world. The pictures by 9 photographers – Damian Chrobak (doc! #13 & #19), Maciej Dakowicz (doc! #12), Jamie Fyson Howard (doc! #16), Ania Kłosek (doc! #25), Monika Krzyszkowska (DEBUTS 2015), Tomasz Kulbowski, Tymon Markowski, Marta Rybicka (DEBUTS 2016) and Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31) – form a story about the current state of man in terms of behaviours, surroundings and emotions. Why are we drawn to these images? Do we see similarities in our own lives? Have we seen such scenes somewhere before?

Pilgrims from Mexico are waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis on Cracow's Błonia to celebrate Welcome Mass during the World Youth Days. Cracow (Poland), July 28, 2016

Pilgrims from Mexico are waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis on Cracow’s Błonia to celebrate Welcome Mass during the World Youth Days.
Cracow (Poland), July 28, 2016

Despite of the fact that all members of the collective move in the same area of interests, their photographs prove their individual style, which shows complexity and potency of street photography.

Un-Posed – UNPOSED
@
FOTO-GEN Gallery (8 Bp. Nankier Square, Wroclaw, Poland)
Grand opening: March 10 at 6.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public until April 8, 2017

The Un-Posed exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

Un-Posed @ Brain Damage Gallery

© Damian Chrobak | Un-Posed

Street photography is based on capturing unusual events, symbols or anecdotes hidden in everyday situations happening in public places. Street photographers observe, notice and capture things, that others are unable to see. They do not arrange their pictures, they save everyday life as it is.

Un-Posed, founded in 2011, is the most recognisable Polish street photography collective. Its primary aim is to develop creativity and visual consciousness in public space and promote the achievements of Polish street photographers. The collective has already presented its works at various exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The next one, and at the same time the largest one, will be open soon in Lublin (Poland).

© Jamie Fyson Howard | Un-Posed

The Niepozowane (unposed in Polish) exhibition focuses on a human being seen in different situations and photographed in different places around the world. The pictures by 8 photographers – Damian Chrobak (doc! #13 & #19), Maciej Dakowicz (doc! #12), Jamie Fyson Howard (doc! #16), Ania Kłosek (doc! #25), Monika Krzyszkowska (DEBUTS 2015), Tomasz Kulbowski, Marta Rybicka (DEBUTS 2016) and Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31) – form a story about the current state of man in terms of behaviours, surroundings and emotions. Why are we drawn to these images? Do we see similarities in our own lives? Have we seen such scenes somewhere before?

© Tomasz Kulbowski | Un-Posed

Despite of the fact that all members of the collective move in the same area of interests, their photographs prove their individual style, which shows complexity and potency of street photography.

Un-Posed – NIEPOZOWANE (UNPOSED)
@ Brain Damage Gallery (7 Marii Curie Skłodowskiej St., Lublin, Poland)
Grand opening: August 20 at 7.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public until September 18, 2016

The Un-Posed exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.

International exhibition ‘Generation 74′ opens PIX.HOUSE

Generation 74. © Kirill Golovchenko

Generation 74. © Kirill Golovchenko

With opening of PIX.HOUSE on July 15, Poznan will join the cities, in which documentary photography has got its exposition space. The gallery starts with a great hit – international exhibition Generation 74 that will consist of pictures by 11 photographers: Gintaras Česonis (Lithuania), Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine/Germany), Nick Hannes (Belgium), Mindaugas Kavaliauskas (Lithuania), Davide Monteleone (Italy), Pekka Niittyvirta (Finland), Borut Peterlin (doc! #21; Slovenia), Przemysław Pokrycki (doc! #7; Poland), Tomáš Pospěch (Czech Republic), Simon Roberts (UK) and Vitus Saloshanka (Belarus/Germany).

„Are the numbers important here or do these eleven photographers have something more than the same year of birth in common? Yes, and quite a lot” - says Mindaugas Kavaliauskas from Lithuania, originator of the project. - “Today each of them is a well-known photographer in and outside their own countries. Some of them are considered photography icons all over the world. They were 15 when the Berlin Wall collapsed, the guys from the Eastern Bloc were 16-18 when their countries regained independence, and 30 when they experienced the European Union enlargement in 2004. They have all created long-term documentary projects, feeling that the world is changing from the analog-unique to uniformly global one. Their attitude to photographing is marked by their civic, social and individual sense of duty to say honestly about their home countries, dwelling places and the places they visited, preparing their projects. Their works don’t try to be fashionable, spectacular, anything but superficial or glossy. Instead of that, they are human, worried, bitter, ironic, humorous and critical.”

Generation 74. © Nick Hannes

Generation 74. © Nick Hannes

The exhibition will be connected with a Polish launch of the book of the same name. It will be accompanied by numerous meetings, discussions and lectures which together will constitute the four-day feast of documentary photography.

July 15, 2015
1:13 PM press lunch – conference with animators of PIX.HOUSE and authors of the Generation 74 exhibition
6:00 PM vernisage of the Generation 74 exhibition and official opening of PIX.HOUSE
7:30 PM Meeting with Mindaugas Kavaliauskas and Kirill Golovchenko
July 16, 2015
1:13 PM – 8:00 PM easy Thursday @ PIX.HOUSE: come, see the pictures, discuss
July 17, 2015
1:13 PM meeting with Maciej Frąckowiak, co-author of the Invisible City project
2:30 PM meeting with Piotr Małecki (doc! #18), documentary photographer of Napo Images agency
4:00 PM meeting with Jacek Piotrowski, documentary photographer, author of the City-People-Cars. 1984-93 exhibition
5:30 PM individual going to Stary Browar for the opening of the 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto’s post-competition exhibition
July 18, 2015
1:13 PM presentation of photographic initiatives of Greater Poland region (Władysław Nielipiński of Regional Public Library)
2:30 PM meeting with Grzegorz Kosmala, editor-in-chief of doc! photo magazine and originator of the DEBUTS project
4:00 PM review of multimedia projects awarded at Grand Press Photo contest
5:30 PM portfolio review with Mariusz Forecki, Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31), Michał Adamski (doc! #19) and Andrzej Dobosz (doc! #22)

Free admission to all events!

Venue: PIX.HOUSE, 35a Glogowska St., Poznan (Poland).

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Winners of the 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto announced!

What a great news! Mariusz Janiszewski, our staff photographer, and lots of photographers who have published in doc! photo magazine are among winners of the 11th edition of BZ WBK Press Foto!

Our list of winners includes:

© Tomasz Adamowicz

© Tomasz Adamowicz

Tomasz Adamowicz (doc! #6) – 2nd place in the News – Single Picture category

© Renata Dąbrowska

© Renata Dąbrowska

Renata Dąbrowska (doc! #3) – 1st place in the Daily Life – Single Picture category

© Irek Dorożański for Newsweek Poland

© Irek Dorożański

Irek Dorożański (doc! #1) – 2nd place in the Portraits – Single Picture category

© Daniel Frymark

© Daniel Frymark

© Daniel Frymark

© Daniel Frymark

Daniel Frymark (doc! #23) – 3rd place in the Culture and Art – Single Picture + 1st place in the Culture and Art – Photo Story categories

© Mariusz Janiszewski | doc! photo magazine

© Mariusz Janiszewski | doc! photo magazine

Mariusz Janiszewski (doc! photo magazine staff photographer) – 2nd place in the Sport – Photo Story category

© Maciej Moskwa | Testigo Documentary

© Maciej Moskwa | Testigo Documentary

© Maciej Moskwa | Testigo Documentary

© Maciej Moskwa | Testigo Documentary

Maciej Moskwa (doc! #12 & #32) – 3rd place in the News – Single Picture + 3rd place in the News – Photo Story categories

© Maciek Nabrdalik | VII Photo

© Maciek Nabrdalik | VII Photo

Maciek Nabrdalik (doc! #15) – 2nd place in the Daily Life – Single Picture category

© Adrian Wykrota

© Adrian Wykrota

Adrian Wykrota (doc! #31) – 3rd place in the Daily Life – Single Picture category

The 2015 BZ WBK Press Foto Picture of the Year award winner is Agata Grzybowska (Gazeta Wyborcza) with the picture of weary demonstrators resting by the barricade on Instytutska Street, taken on February 20, 2014 in Kiev (Ukraine) that went down in history as Black Thursday. It was the day of the fiercest fights between demonstrators and Ukrainian security forces in Kiev resulted with nearly 70 people dead.

© Agata Grzybowska

© Agata Grzybowska

Congratulations to all winners!

More info @ BZ WBK Press Foto website (website in Polish language version only)

‘The Return’ by Adrian Wykrota @ doc! photo magazine #31

Gonzo - member of the Chudobczyce community, where he came of his own will having served a 20-year sentence. He claims that he would be back behind bars within a year. Currently takes care of the sheep. Gonzo looking towards the community’s blocks in Chudobczyce during a break in the workout. © Adrian Wykrota

Gonzo – member of the Chudobczyce community, where he came of his own will having served a 20-year sentence. He claims that he would be back behind bars within a year. Currently takes care of the sheep. Gonzo looking towards the community’s blocks in Chudobczyce during a break in the workout. © Adrian Wykrota

Polish complicated history, and especially the dramatic sequence of events in the last century, has made millions of Poles emigrants – often against their will. Also in recent years of regained freedom and democracy Poland has to deal with the phenomenon of voluntary migration in the European Union. Only in 2013 as many as 70 thousand residents left Poland. There are more than 2.2 million Poles (previous year there were 2.13 million) abroad. Currently 1.41 million more Poles live abroad than in 2004 (year of accession of Poland to the European Union) – according to data from the Central Statistical Office of Poland.

The project documents the complex fate of Poles who have found themselves in a difficult situation outside their homeland. Shows their attempt to return to a normal life, their home or lost family. An important part of the whole story are the leaders – people who overcame their hardships (addiction, homelessness) and now through their experience help the Poles outside Polish borders.

The photographs were also taken in places where the marginalised build communities; governed by fixed rules such as ban on alcohol, drugs, joint work for the community, and reintegration, they strive to come back to the normal life they dream of. Hobos, winos, junkies, bums, derelicts, criminals or other dysfunctional members of society cause fear, embarrassment, unkindly distance, and meaningful looks when our paths cross. Will the words-stigmas never cease to be their attributes? Can they ever return to the normal society?

by Adrian Wykrota

doc! #31 (pp. 179-201)

doc! photo magazine #31 has been published!

The new, slightly revised, and 100% English issue of doc! photo magazine has been published today! As usually, the magazine discusses eight stories of great importance to the world, local communities, and individuals.

The main photographer of the issue is Rob Hornstra, co-author of The Sochi Project. The story covers a dramatic situation on the Caucasus, bringing an alternative story to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia), that may be used as a comment on the recent news from Ukraine.

  • interview – WE ALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • photo essay – THE SOCHI PROJECT

Other stories in doc! #31 are:

The magazine also contains the third part of the DEBUTS 2014’s laureates presentation, including pictures by Ewa Behrens, Krzysztof Sienkiewicz, Filip Skronc, and Agnes Szedera.

Everything on 260 pages with 173 (69 duotone and 104 colour) images!

Go to our doc! store and buy the issue for just EUR 2.20!

Have a nice visual reading!

Cover photo: Rob Hornstra